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AD/CV: Request Reviews, Pencils, Paper, Foundry Coke, Steel Cylinders

Monday, September 04, 2017
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

Opportunity to Request Reviews. The International Trade Administration is accepting through Oct. 2 requests for administrative reviews of the following antidumping and countervailing duty orders for the periods Sept. 1, 2016, through Aug. 30, 2017 (AD) and Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2016 (CV), unless otherwise noted.

- steel concrete reinforcing bars from Belarus, China, Indonesia, Latvia, Moldova, Poland, and Ukraine (AD)

- cold-rolled steel flat products from Brazil (AD, March 7, 2016, through Aug. 30, 2017; CV, Dec. 22, 2015, through Dec. 31, 2016), India (AD, March 7, 2016, through Aug. 30, 2017; CV, Sept. 16 through Dec. 31, 2016), Korea (AD, March 7, 2016, through Aug. 30, 2017; and CV July 1 through Dec. 31, 2016), and the United Kingdom (AD; March 7, 2016, through Aug. 30, 2017)

- lined paper products from India (AD/CV)

- oil country tubular goods from India (AD/CV), Korea (AD), Turkey (AD/CV), and Vietnam (AD)

- stainless steel wire rod from Japan, Korea, and Taiwan (AD)

- heavy-walled rectangular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes from Korea (AD; March 1, 2016, through Aug. 31, 2017), Mexico (AD; March 1, 2016, through Aug. 31, 2017), and Turkey (AD, March 1, 2016, through Aug. 31, 2017; and CV, Dec. 28, 2015, through April 25, 2016, and Sept. 12 through Dec. 31, 2016)

- magnesia carbon bricks from China (AD/CV) and Mexico (AD)

- narrow woven ribbons with woven selvedge from China (AD/CV) and Taiwan (AD)

- raw flexible magnets from China (AD/CV) and Taiwan (AD)

- freshwater crawfish tail meat from China (AD)

- foundry coke from China (AD)

- kitchen appliance shelving and racks from China (AD/CV)

- lined paper products from China (AD)

- new pneumatic off-the-road tires from China (AD/CV)

- solid agricultural grade ammonium nitrate from Ukraine (CV)

Pencils. The ITA has continued the AD duty order on cased pencils from China, effective Sept. 1. As a result, U.S. Customs and Border Protection will continue to collect AD cash deposits on entries of subject goods.

Goods covered by this order are cased pencils of any shape or dimension (except as described below) that are writing and/or drawing instruments that feature cores of graphite or other materials, encased in wood and/or man-made materials, whether or not decorated and whether or not tipped (e.g., with erasers, etc.) in any fashion, and either sharpened or unsharpened. Subject pencils are currently classifiable under HTSUS 9609.10.00.

The following are specifically excluded from the scope of this order.

- mechanical pencils, cosmetic pencils, pens, non-cased crayons (wax), pastels, charcoals, chalks

- pencils produced under U.S. patent number 6,217,242, from paper infused with scents by the means covered in this patent, thereby having odors distinct from those that may emanate from pencils lacking the scent infusion

- pencils with all of the following physical characteristics: (1) length of 13.5 or more inches, (2) sheath diameter of not less than 1.25 inches at any point (before sharpening), and (3) core length of not more than 15 percent of the length of the pencil

- novelty jumbo pencils that are octagonal in shape, approximately 10 inches long, one inch in diameter before sharpening, and three-and-one eighth inches in circumference, composed of turned wood encasing 1.5 inches of sharpened lead on one end and a rubber eraser on the other end

Uncoated Paper. The ITA has determined that imports of uncoated paper with a GE brightness of 81 +/- 1 percent, otherwise meeting the description of goods subject to the AD and CV duty orders on uncoated paper from Australia, Brazil, China, Indonesia, and Portugal, constitute goods altered in form or appearance in minor respects from in-scope goods and are therefore subject to these orders. As a result, the ITA is instructing CBP to continue to suspend liquidation and require cash deposits for entries of such paper entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after Nov. 7, 2016.

Foundry Coke Products. In the final results of its sunset review of the AD duty order on foundry coke products from China, the ITA has determined that revocation of this order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at weighted average dumping margins up to 214.89 percent.

Steel Cylinders. In its sunset review of the AD duty order on high-pressure steel cylinders from China, the ITA has determined that revocation of this order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at weighted average dumping margins up to 31.21 percent.

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